10A Milford Street‚ Ipswich City

For a park with the true trademark heritage feel of Ipswich, you can't go past Queens Park. One of the oldest parks in Queensland - a monument there was erected in 1864 - you can sense the history in the rocks beneath your feet and in the grand, established shady trees.

As you descend the hill entering Ipswich Central from the east, you can't help be impressed with this gracious, green expanse. The playground alone is worth a stop - with the city's coal mining history as its inspiration, the impressive design features a flying fox, fixed model train, Liberty Swing for people in wheelchairs to enjoy a ride and water pumps to cool off. You won't be able to drag the kids away.

The Environmental Education Centre is connected to the indoor-outdoor Queens Park Café, where you can satisfy your hunger cravings before heading off to the renowned Ipswich Nature Centre (opened in 1936) to view cute and furry animals such as wombats, bilbies and quolls. Nearby is the heritage-listed Incinerator Theatre, designed by Walter Burley-Griffin and home to the Ipswich Little Theatre. To complete your visit, stroll around the beautiful and relaxing Japanese Nerima Gardens.

  • Barbeque
  • Cafe
  • Carpark
  • Coach Parking
  • Conference/Convention Facilities
  • Family Friendly
  • Food and Refreshments
  • Interactive Centre
  • Interpretive Centre
  • Parents Room
  • Picnic Area
  • Public Telephone
  • Public Toilet

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Recent Reviews


Apr 2019

Zoo and cafe

The cafe is really good. Large open area with plenty of food choices. The free zoo is awesome. Board walks through a semi tropical forest with all sorts of animals and some reptiles. The Bilby... more »


Apr 2019

Perfect for young children...

We had a family gathering. Perfect facilities for young children to play. Great BBQ facilities. We will definitely be back! more »


Apr 2019

Queens Park Ipswich: A Genuine Worthwhile Experience

Queens Park Ipswich is a credit to Ipswich. Signifcant enough to warrant a day trip from Brisbane on a weekend. Really much to do and see here. Take you dog and just wander, some magnificent old... more »

Francis D

Mar 2019

great place to know where to avoid going.

The place is dreary only from LIFELESS people with no enthusiasm to enthuse you to even get a map of the place. the "gardens" in QUEENS PARK ARE REVOLTING..... Its Hot. It needs 10,000 trees trucked... more »


Mar 2019

Family fun

What a wonderful experience for my 4 year old grandson. How wonderful to find a place where you can see Australian birds and animals for free. He was so excited to see wallabies hopping in their... more »